Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Laura Ziskin Interview - RIP

Here's a great interview with Laura Ziskin, who recently passed away from cancer. She was a great producer and an inspiration to all female (and male) producers.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Documentary v. Narrative Filmmaking

For the past year, I have been doing both documentaries and narrative films. I find both are really satisfying and enjoyable. Where documentaries fulfill a side of me that enjoys true stories and bringing public awareness to a topic, narrative allows me to become wrapped up in the lives of fictional characters and introduce them to the world.

How cool is that? To be able to express yourself in two very different ways. I feel so lucky to be doing what I'm doing. Granted it took a lot of hard work and sacrifice but it's so worth it.

So when it comes down to documentaries v. narrative, why choose? Do both!

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Not Since You: Audience Keeps Growing

Not Since You has been airing on Showtime since May 1, 2011 and the amount of interest keeps growing. It also starting streaming on Netflix the same time and that has also helped.

We have been getting a lot more movement on our Not Since You Facebook page and user reviews keep mounting each day.

It's been a slow burn but the interest keeps growing. I guess my point is to believe in your product and just keep pushing, pushing, pushing. It may take a while but your efforts will help and even though you don't sell your film at Sundance, you can sell it over time.

Don't give up!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Thanks Brooklyn! For a Great Homecoming for Take Me Home

We had a wonderful Brooklyn premiere of Take Me Home. Our friends from Brooklyn came out and it was super cool to show them the film we'd been working on for half a decade! They've listened to us talk about the film for years and now we could finally show them.

We've come full circle. Started in Brooklyn - Showed in Brooklyn. Sweet.

The craziest and best part of the trip was going to Coney Island with our close friends and riding the Cyclone for the umpteenth time and drinking beer at Ruby's on the Boardwalk and eating zeppolis. The Alexander McQeen exhibit at the Met was pretty amazing too.

Oh and lunch in Bryant Park and chocolates from a chocolate bar for dessert. And of course running through Park Slope and Prospect Park to counteract the bagels, chocolate, beer and wine!

Did I say we had a great NY premiere? Let's do it again.